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Marketing Specialist / Multimedia & Graphic Artist 16458226

McLean, VA
Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert is partnered with a multinational tech-defense firm who is looking of a dynamic, experienced multimedia designer and graphic artist to join their team on a contract-to-hire basis.
Title: Multimedia Designer and Graphic Artist
Location: Hybrid - McLean, VA
Conversion Salary: $70,000 - $90,000
Job Type: Contract to Hire

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads the overall efforts of the internal creative team by delivering innovative projects with solid, articulated creative strategy.
  • Ideates campaigns, judges creative concepts; clearly communicates creative direction to others, and ensures that creative work is done with excellence and in a timely manner.
  • Extremely agile, fluid and able to work quickly to get creative completed against tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with and present to executive level leadership.
  • Help establish, maintain, translate, and extend the IMB’s brand’s look and feel.
  • Archives, protects, and shares creative brand identity and style guidelines as appropriate.
  • Partners with internal and external partners to represent core brand equities and governance; serves as ongoing equity champion to ensure brand continuity within and outside of the organization.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to create ongoing communications to employees and our external audiences, and building the brand purpose in all assets developed.
  • Have a high level design sense (i.e., color theory, typography, composition) and the ability to apply knowledge of Brand Voice and Audience (i.e., look, tone, and feel) effortlessly.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Director to set expectations and standards (build a culture) for the creative team.
  • Manages internal and external creative talent to deliver on time, on-strategy and on-budget solutions.
  • Identifies and obtains staff capabilities needed to accomplish objectives.
  • Oversees quality control, including proofing, reviewing, measuring and evaluating staff performance, workload, creative output and project processes.
  • Manages outside resources, including vendors, partners, and freelancers
  • Helps to articulate, create, and bring to life that main story for our clients core focus areas, business priorities and it’s people.
  • Develop a strong point-of-view of the brand and guide the company in creating a compelling, differentiated brand in all our creative outputs.
  • Able to turn paragraphs of complex text into something visually enticing and easy to understand.
  • Demonstrates outstanding problem-solving skills through an ability to generate multiple solutions/creative concepts/layouts across all platforms.
  • Knowledge of industry and cultural trends and ability to incorporate these trends into developed work.
Required Qualifications
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Some experience/knowledge of motion design (AfterEffects, PremierPro)
  • Strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory
  • Experience conceptualizing, designing, and creating highly effective graphics
  • Excellent visual design skills in addition to enhancing them with motion, if needed.
  • Must be up to date with the latest design trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Conveys information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse, global teams.
  • Develop engaging content for various channels
  • Creative and strategic thinker – risk-taker
  • Must have strong design skills working in PowerPoint and developing presentations that help tell the story with less words and with little direction
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Project management master
  • Microsoft suite experience

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